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Don't worry, Congressional pay is protected from 'sequester' cuts

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/why-congress-protected-own-pay-114217660.html
     
  2. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    Blood in the streets.
    I would not be at all upset if a terrorist organization targeted public officials and took them out of our misery. I wouldn't do it or even condone it but wouldn't shed a tear either.
     
  3. jrsaint

    jrsaint Registered User

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    I was wondering how the public was surprised when some guy went into the capital and started shooting the place up. I was thinking how come it hasn't happened earlier.
     
  4. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    Hmmm....perhaps a "well-regulated militia"? ;)

    Ultimately, I wouldn't condone it or take part in it and I don't need the black SUVs pulling up in my driveway. But technically, the citizens are this country's (and Constitution's) last line of defense against tyranny. So, no wonder they want to disarm the public as they set this country up for an economic catastrophe...we would be defenseless and they could impose and install whatever bullshit they want. Different story when they've got ARs of the Constitution-lovers pointed in their direction.
     
  5. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    bin 0bama's pay is protected too. and the amount of "cuts" is so small in reality, they are just making a huge deal about it to get the House to raise taxes again.
     
  6. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    Yup. This is all noise to justify more taxes.
     
  7. VicVinegar

    VicVinegar Registered User

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    Political appointees are also exempt.

    And as someone who is in the middle of this mess, there is a lot of posturing going on. It really isn't clear what will really happen. I do know some federal employees have been informed that they should expect a furlough.
     

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